Project Management

Being proactive

March 10, 2010
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A project management portfolio of responsibilities for the project manager includes just about everything about keeping the project on track. That needs very accurate planning of actions that are required over the life span of the project. Thereafter you need to continuously monitor the actual performance for any significant deviation from the baseline as...

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Integrity, professionalism

March 9, 2010
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Introduction Project manager’s job is not an easy one. There are a whole range of issues that a project manager has to manage. But carrying out all of these responsibilities what is required of a project manager is that he act with integrity in everything he does and personally he is through professional. Integrity...

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Being Ethical

March 8, 2010
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Being Ethical

A quick reference was made to ethics and for the project manager to be ethical when discussing the professional responsibility of integrity and professionalism. Ethics is a strong component of being a professional. A project manager is under tremendous pressures to meet is diverse responsibilities in a project. It will be easy to be...

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Inspections, Sampling, & other tools

December 9, 2009
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Inspections, Sampling, & other tools

We discuss here the balance of the two of Ishikawa’s seven tools of quality and a few more of tools and techniques used in QC processes. Statistical sampling, inspection and review of approved change requests are the other tools & techniques used in QC processes and are discussed here. Run charts are similar to...

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QC Tools & Techniques

December 7, 2009
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QC Tools & Techniques

There are about ten tools that has been indicated as useful in the PMBOK, for the QC process. The first seven tools are also known as Ishikawa’s seven basic tools of quality. In this part 1 of the articles on QC tools and techniques, the five tools out of the seven are discussed. The...

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Perform Quality control

December 6, 2009
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Perform Quality control

Quality control measures are to be carried out throughout the project. As you carry out these planned measures/measurements/inspections you need to record the outcomes. The activities under the quality control head helps you asses the performance and recommend necessary changes, if any. Like any other process you take a set of inputs, process them...

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Perform Quality Assurance – III

December 5, 2009
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Tools & techniques used in the perform quality control and the quality audit and the process analysis techniques will be discussed in this part 2 article. Techniques in the perform QC These include cause & effect diagrams, control charts, flowcharting, histogram, Pareto chart, run chart, scatter diagram, statistical sampling, inspections and approved change requests...

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Perform Quality Assurance II

December 4, 2009
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Quality audits and Process analysis are common tools and techniques used in the perform QA process. Tools techniques used in the plan QA and perform QC processes are also used. In this part 1 of review of the tools & techniques, we shall review the tools & techniques used in the plan quality. Balance...

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Perform Quality Assurance

December 3, 2009
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One significant aspect of project management is the act of making sure that each and every item is produced according to rigid quality standards. Underlying basis being if these standards are adhered to and close control of processes used are maintained, quality of the output item can be assured. Audit of QA processes and...

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Process Improvement Plan

December 2, 2009
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Process Improvement Plan

Process improvement plan is part of the overall project management plan. That the process quality can take care of the quality of the output and continuous improvement is necessary to zero in on quality targets; are well known principles. Thus a plan for improving the process in use has to be constantly looked at...

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